Chapter 03: The Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act

This chapter provides a detailed explanation about Maine’s basic consumer protection law, the Unfair Trade Practices Act. This law prohibits businesses from using unfair or deceptive practices and can be enforced by the Attorney General or by consumers who have actually lost money due to an unfair trade practice. This chapter also has a sample Unfair Trade Practice Act Court Complaint.

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If you have a question about this chapter or cannot access it, please contact consumer.mediation@maine.gov.